Students and seniors work on wood project

Students and seniors will build casino wheels and activity boards during the final Wonderful Woodworking Project.

Students and seniors will build casino wheels and activity boards during the final Wonderful Woodworking Project which begins later this month.

This session of the Canada New Horizons Grant, run through the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, will build legacy equipment for both the Summerland Seniors Village and the Dr. Andrews Pavilion.

The equipment will include two casino wheels which will be used for entertainment such as a casino night, Wheel of Fortune or any other activities where the wheel can be used.

The group will also build some activity boards that will be used  as stimulation for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The board will be tactile, covered in devices that can be manoeuvred in different ways. It will be a positive memory trigger for its users.

Organizers are always looking for seniors and youth to participate.

The goal of these projects is not only to build the equipment but also to provide a venue for senior and youth to get together and to learn from each other and to learn important life skills that can be passed on from generation to generation.

The project will begin at the SADI Unity Youth Centre, 9117 Prairie Valley Rd. on Monday, April 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

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